"Thanks to Carnegie Council for visionary leadership and the resolve to convene and maintain this initiative. We -- all of us together -- need to convene and converge a solid and absolutely grounded "universal ethic" that is rooted in…"
"Hi Al. I am interested in your broad "cybernetic" vision. If "cybernetics" ("control and communication in the animal and the machine") were to play a strongly guiding role in our world -- what would that…"
"Thanks for these comments -- posted, I see, in October 2013, so perhaps not entirely current or hot -- but I like what you say, Liu Yixuan, and I like the way you say it.
I'm kinda feeling a burst on all this stuff right now, just kicking…"
"This is a complex and subtle topic, that seems to demand a sophisticated interdisciplinary approach. We need a solution or design framed within the context of something like "system science" ("one world, one system") that…"
"I agree with Al. I like Pope Francis. I thought his scathing comments to the college of cardinals two days ago was a blast of much-needed fresh air. Maybe we can start counting on the Catholics to push for real ethics.I like what…"
"Good question. Your sketch seems exactly right -- "beware the pitfalls of cultural relativism while easing our differences through diplomacy". But what about the profound mysteries of "glocalism" -- that mysterious…"
"Thank you for this excellent and perceptive message. I think some of us need to work on developing a universal ethical alliance interconnecting agencies and businesses everywhere through a common ethical framework that could help bring these…"
Korea expert Geoffrey Cain talks about his forthcoming book, "The Republic of Samsung," which reveals how the Samsung dynasty (father and son) are beyond the law and are treated as cult figures by their employees--rather like the leaders of North Korea. He also discusses the prospects for peace on the Korean peninsula--is Trump helping or hurting?--and the strange and sensational story behind the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
The rise of global populism is the greatest threat to global democracy, and it's mainly driven not by economics, but by people's demand for public recognition of their identities, says political scientist Francis Fukuyama. "We want other people to affirm our worth, and that has to be a political act." How is this playing out in the U.S., Europe, and Asia? What practical steps can we take to counteract it?
There are three major technological developments that are transforming the way we live, says Jamie Susskind: increasingly capable systems, increasingly integrated technology, and increasingly quantified society. With these we are moving into the "digital lifeworld," which is basically a different stage of human existence. What will these momentous changes mean for the future of politics and society--i.e. how we order our collective lives?